Delayed announcement of OP TAC calls

At the end of February 2024, the Ministry of Industry and Trade updated the schedule of calls for proposals of the Operational Programme Technologies and Application for Competitiveness (OP TAC), delaying the announcement of calls and opening the submission of applications for the majority of programmes. For instance, the long-awaited call for Energy Savings has been rescheduled for the 2nd quarter, while the call for Applications has been pushed to the 3rd quarter. This article brings you the latest information on the most important grant calls.

Overview of the most important grant opportunities with newly set deadlines:

Name of Call Activities Supported Eligible Applicants Allocation Planned Announcement Date
Innovations Acquisition of innovative production technologies to introduce innovative products into production. SMEs*

small mid-caps**

CZK 1 billion 23 April 2024


Energy Savings Reduction of final energy consumption levels through renovations and construction of commercial buildings, or by upgrading production technologies to more energy-efficient ones. SMEs and large enterprises CZK 5 billion 2Q 2024
Potential Acquisition of advanced technologies and construction costs for the development of research and innovation capacities within the enterprise. SMEs


CZK 1 billion 2Q 2024
Digital Enterprise Acquisition of ICT products and services related to changes in production processes, capacity expansion, or expansion of the production range. MSP CZK 1 billion 2Q 2024
Applications Support for corporate research and development. SMEs and large enterprises with over 3,000 employees only with effective cooperation with SMEs CZK 1.5 billion 3Q 2024
Infrastructure Services Establishment of an open research and development infrastructure. SMEs and large enterprises CZK 1 billion 3Q 2024
Sustainable Water Management Water consumption savings within the enterprise’s operations. SMEs and large enterprises To be specified 4Q 2024
Circular Economy Acquisition of innovative technologies for more efficient utilisation of resources in the circular economy. SMEs

Small mid-caps

To be specified 4Q 2024
* Small and medium-sized enterprises (up to 250 employees)
** Small and medium-sized enterprises with market capitalisation of up to 499 employees
*** Medium-sized enterprises with market capitalisation of up to 3,000 employees

We also add that in May 2024, the Czech Technology Agency is expected to announce the TREND grant call, which will support research and development for companies of all sizes from all across the Czech Republic.

If you are interested in more information about any of the aforementioned calls, we would be happy to discuss detailed conditions concerning your investment plan.

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